Steven R. Hara

Community Resources

Chicagoland is filled with so many things to do and below are a few of my favorite links regarding these "extracurricular" activities. General information regarding the area (i.e. transportation, demographics, etc) is found at the bottom of this list.

Chicago Museums and Attractions

Art Institute 
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Chicago Children Museum 
Chicago Historical Society
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Field Museum of Natural History 
Lincoln Park Zoo 
Museum of Science and Industry 

Shedd Aquarium

Sports Teams

Chicago Bears 

Chicago Cubs 

Chicago White Sox 

Chicago Bulls 

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Fire (Soccer)

Chicago Information & Sites

Chicago Information
Chicago Weather
Cook County Government Office
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Cook County Tax Information
Cook County Treasurer
Cook County Public Health
Transportation Hotline
Chicago Original Guide 
Chicago Area Town Profiles
Entertainment, Shopping, People
Reader Restaurant Finder
Chicago Hotels & Discount Reservations
Guide to Chicago Attractions 
Chicago Hotels Search 

Local Newspapers/TV/Radio

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
CNN Access 
Daily Herald
Pioneer Press
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
WGN Radio 


School Information

Great Schools
Illinois School Reports
Chicago Public Schools
School Matters
School Report Cards
Foundation of Excellent Schools
Special Education
National Education
College Graduate Directory
American School K-12
Illinois College Benefits
Online College Directory



The Auditorium Theatre 
The Cadillac Palace 
The Chicago Theatre 
Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place 
Ford Center for Performing Arts, 
   (Oriental Theatre

The Goodman Theatre 
The LaSalle Bank Theatre 
Center Stage Theatre 
Apollo Theater 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
Chicago Theater Events List 
Auditorium Theater 
AMC Movie Theater Chicago 
Chicago Theaters 
Chicago Theater Home List 

Primary Utilities

Commonwealth Edison 
AT&T cable, internet and phone
Comcast-cable, internet & phone 


CTA (Chicago Transit Authority)
Metra Rail Service
Midway Airport
Mitchell Airport (Milwaukee)
Pace Bus Service
Roadside America Travel America

Community Statistics, 
Information & Demographics


Crime Reports

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1016
Chicago, IL 60606

Senior Resources

A Place for Mom- Senior Living